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in the matter and that takes a lot of -- there's a lot of risk and reward to that. >> reporter: megan and steve in buffalo new york learned it the hard way. after successfully adopting aiden, they wanted to give him a brother or a sister. so, they started advertising online. they were contacted by a woman claiming to be pregnant. >> i thought it was -- it was a little bit sketchy, because we'd get a new phone call and it would be like, you know what, we really need that $50 for gas and by the way, i'm going to need that weekly. >> when somebody is pushing money, money, i need it yesterday, it's instabtly a concern. >> reporter: megan and steve's adoption coordinator googled the woman's name, kimberly, only to discover she had been convicted of sending bad checks, identity theft and burglary. >> reporte do you get discouraged? >> all the time. there's great days and then there's not great days. and the thing that keeps you going is knowing that it had to happen. and it will. >> reporter: tracy and dan had the same optimism during their search for a child. they tried everything. they designed the
that has poured in. abc's steve osunsami walked the streets to investigate why. >> reporter: we went climbing those long and dark stairs in red hook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority, where thousands of families are still living without heat and electricity. >> bedroom is ice cold. >> reporter: some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray. and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found mia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, i don't think i could stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what's keeping you warm. >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and soup. the red cross and other agencies are here. but families are entering their third week without power and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. we were left behind. they forgot about us. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there's no one to restore the power here, because they're poor. the local power
learned of an aftershock from the storm which will affect everyone coast to coast. abc's steve osunsami with the surprising consequence of the storm. >> reporter: when those awful flood waters from sandy came rushing through, flooding streets and swamping homes, what no one expected was the storm's surprising second hit. >> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car. it's a mad house. >> reporter: more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today, used car dealerships are busy with storm victims and, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into this used car dealership on staten island to buy a used car, five of them lost cars to the storm. michelle and thomas lupari just bought a used mini van that can with 70,000 miles. >> i need a car. i have to go to work tomorrow. so -- i'm kind of stuck. >> reporter: it was a happy moment -- >> sign the bottom. >> reporter: but costly, too. >> we had hop
of brooklyn, redhook. >> their high-rise public housing buildings are still without power or heat. abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority. where thousand of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power and they want some one held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we too pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, t
again like you did yet. the temperature in ricerstown at 3-degrees and steves vim 40- degrees this morning. still making it feel colder than it actually is morning and we have a slight windchill. we look at maryland's most powerful radar this morning, and we do have all the sweeps on scanning the skies. not a whole lot to scan on the radar side. but we are picking up some clouds this morning. those clouds will be with us as we head throughout the day but we will get a few peeks of sunshine here just not the brilliant sunshine that we saw tomorrow. as we go through the morning hours, like around 10:00, we'll be right around 43. and by lunchtime, that temperature coming in at 47 degrees. make sure you bundle up that high today only 48. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good morning. we have a crash to tell you about in west baltimore. this is right on glen falls parkway at windsor mill road. if you are traveling through the tunnels everything is up to speed. no delays whatsoever. as far as the justification is concerned as we
. the price of used cars is now going through the roof. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: for the thousands of families who now need to rebuild their homes after the storm, hurricane sandy's second act feels especially cruel. >> we all lost our cars at the same time we are all trying to get a car. it is a madhouse. >> reporter: many of these families lost their transportation. more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today used car dealerships are busy with storm victims, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we are expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into the staten island used car dealership to buy a car, five lost their cars to the storm. mid -- michelle and thomas licari just bought a used minivan that came with 70,000 miles. >> we were hoping to get something for under $10,000. i wind up spending $13,000. >> reporter: it was a happy moment, but costly too. >> i need a car. i have off to go to work tomorrow. so -- i am planning to suffer
're kidding, right? >> mike? steve? >> yeah, [ bleep ]. >> this guy's like, yeah, i know you, yeah. >> you still talk to -- what's his name, with the -- the hair? >> rich? >> i think it was rich. is it rich? >> yeah. >> how's rich doing? >> doing something down in san diego. >> the funny part, this small talk can happen with anybody. it's the same conversation whether you know the person or not and ed is pretty good at convincing people that they know him. >> what's up, man. >> ed, dude. >> what's your name again? >> when did i [ bleep ] -- >> you're playing with me, right? >> you're playing with me, right? >> no. >> tony's buddy? mike. >> big tony? >> yes. >> oh. >> what's up, bro? >> i would fall for this, because i've got the worst memory. i'd be like, oh, yeah, i totally did-then i'd walk away thinking, i did not know that man. >> that man, he remembers me. >> you remember me. >> i knew you were lying,>> how? >> the thing is about five minutes long. funny all wait through. check out the whole thing at rightthisminute.com, click on best of "rtm." >>> big news about the "right this minut
, a crying baby who is now safe this morning thanks to a good samaritan's quick thinking. steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: it was a near-deadly crash on the south side of milwaukee, caused by this car that blew a stop sign, crashing into oncoming traffic, sending this suv flying into the night. across the street, the camera he uses for security, rolling on it all. >> i was watching tv with the wife over here in the house. i heard like two trains colliding. that's what it sounded like. >> reporter: the ford explorer was on its side, sandwiched between a cadillac and another suv. the man and his neighbors started pouring out of their homes helping the victims. when all of a sudden, this grandfather of 14 could hear the faint sounds for help. >> i could hear her cry. hearing a baby cry like that breaks your heart. >> reporter: the girl's mother was knocked out, curled up in a ball near the front seat of the flipped suv. the toddler was trapped in her car seat in the middle of the crumpled vehicle. >> i found the baby dangling on her car seat in the middle seat. she was strapped to it.
dicaprio and steve spielberg. the question is will dorothy be reunited with her shoes? only she know for sure. >>> also, justin timberlake and jesti je jessica behl back from their honeymoon. helped out with the hurricane. seeing jessica and justin warmed their hearts. a shot outfor justin and jessica and giving those in rockaways something to talk about. >>> finally, twihards have set up camp outside the los angeles staples center keeping vigil. it doesn't open until this friday. by the time it does, these folks will have been sleeping outside for an entire week. the movie center has set up a roster of activities. the activities include group exercise class. one fan who flew in from england said, my brother said i need to see a shrink. this is the last one. >> that's a good smelling theater. >> they're outside. >> are they going to show the movie in staples center? i apologize for the follow-up -- are they going to show it? >> one thing. one would assume, you know what they say about assuming, that's where they're all lined up. i'll get back to you on that, josh. >> thank you. >> we
ticket. but the pair is accused of scamming the real winner out of the jackpot. steve osunsami is here with the latest on that. >> here's why when you have a clerk check a lottery ticket to see if you won, you should sign it first and then ask for it back. two brothers scammed one of their customers out of a winning tick ticket. and then, tried to claim the prize. andy ashcar claims he bought that winning ticket himself, in 2006, at a syracuse convenience store where he worked. and then, waited six, long, years to split the money with his brother. >> i would hope that at some point in the last six years, he had been convinced that she did marry him for love. >> reporter: lottery officials say that w clue. love or not, no one waits that long to claim $5 million. >> $5 million. >> waited until now. >> reporter: but they put out a detailed press release anyway, hoping it would lead them to the winner. prosecutors are calling the brothers cheats and crooks, saying they swindled the ticket from a poor, old customer, authorities are calling john doe. a hard-working 49-year-old father of two,
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